Outstanding Moments Await Outdoors

Spring is calling and it’s time to take your daily activities outside. Ditch the winter wardrobe and florescent lights for the sunshine and warm weather that await you. There’s no excuse to stay indoors while so many exciting moments wait outside your front door. Whether it’s taking your workout outside or camping for the weekend, going outside can help make you a healthier and happier person.

Here are five great activities best enjoyed outdoors:

Going for a walk or doing yoga outside surrounded by nature can improve memory and concentration. You’re 23 percent more likely to repeat an outdoor workout. Natural lights also resets circadian rhythm, which could help you sleep at night.

Spring and summer are great seasons to enjoy the great outdoors. However, they also contain the hottest months of the year. What better way to cool off than kayaking down the river. It’s also a great workout and can relieve stress. There’s also an adventure in every turn.

Camping can be very beneficial both physically and mentally. Hiking and canoeing go hand-in-hand with camping and can get that blood pumping. Getting off the grid for a few days and connecting with nature can help you unwind and clear your mind which is a stress reliever in its self. And at the end of the day, who can resist a delicious s’more around a campfire?

Spring’s warm weather means that the patios and decks are filled with amateur chefs and grill masters cooking up delicious bounties of meats and vegetables and reasons to prepare every meal outdoors. But be prepared – nothing attracts hungry neighbors more than the sweet smells of your cooking success.

There’s nothing like a good game of baseball and when the weather breaks, every day is a perfect day for baseball. Spend a Saturday in the stands of your local ballpark, grab a hot dog and some ballpark brew and you’ll understand why it’s called America’s Pastime.

Hillary Terhune